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I am going to try 5 yoga classes!

Thursday, August 09, 2012

I never tried Yoga - I saw a deal on livingsocial for 5 yoga classes for $20. It is only 5 minutes from my work, so I don't have any excuses to not go! Even if I hate it, at least it is something to do! Maybe it will get me to want to exercise more!

This week has been going by fast although work has been super slow. There isn't much to do this time of year! One of the bosses is on vacation. I do have some random work throughout the day, but it doesn't take me long to do it!

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SABLENESS 8/9/2012 11:38AM

    Go for it! I love yoga! emoticon

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BRAVENEWGRL 8/9/2012 10:51AM

    As a former gym rat turned yoga addict, I hope you love it! I can say without question that yoga has changed my life. Hope you enjoy your classes! And yeah yoga!

ps. I just posted a blog about the different types of yoga if you are interested!

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SNEVIL1 8/9/2012 10:00AM

    I tried yoga for the first time this summer and LOVED it! It was challenging for my muscles (strength-wise), but it moved fairly quickly so I was working up a sweat. It was also very relaxing and I felt quite accomplished. Way to give it a try and take that risk:)

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Happy Tuesday - I made it through Chocolate World!

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

I had a pretty good weekend with my family.
We went to my cousin's fiance's bridal shower & then stayed over night at a hotel. I went swimming in my old bathing suit that fit - woohoo! My Aunt asked me if I had to buy it new because of how much weight I lost. I was lucky I still had it or otherwise I would of had to get a new one!

We went to Hershey's Chocolate World - I did good there. The smell of chocolate throughout the whole place was enough for me haha. I tracked my food for the whole weekend & did not go over! I was exactly 178 this morning, which is great considering I have been fluctuating between 178.5 and 181 the past few weeks.

I want to start adding mini workouts to my daily life. I joined a Sparkteam which has mini goals - I saw one butt buster routine for this week and it is only 6 minutes. Not too bad - and hopefully I will add more and more to my workouts. My Mom mentioned about joining a Zumba class next month. I may join depending on when it is offered

Hopefully everyone is having a nice week! I still can't believe it is August.

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PEPPYPATTI 8/7/2012 5:49PM

    Chocolate World? Was it anything like Willy Wonka-lol! Sounds like you had a great time!
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KIMPY225 8/7/2012 3:46PM

    Haha it was a pretty fun time. We did a 3D kids show and also took the ride which showed the process of how Hersheys chocolate is made. They had a lot of other features we didn't do - chocolate taste testing, trolley ride, and a dessert decorating thing. I was there about 6 years ago, and it was a lot different!

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MCJULIEO 8/7/2012 1:21PM

Chocolate World sounds like heaven!

Was it really really REALLY good?

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Yippee! Fitting into old clothes is awesome!

Friday, August 03, 2012

My Mom went through some of my old clothes and found my bathing suits. We are going to my cousin's bridal shower tomorrow & staying overnight in a hotel. They have a pool, so she mentioned we could go swim. I haven't worn a bathing suit in a few years, so I got a little worried. Not worried because of how I would look- but I was worried they wouldn't fit because the biggest size is a 14! BUT it does fit great!!! I am not sure how bathing suit sizes run - but I don't care. I am just so happy I fit in it! If I was still 250 pounds, there would be no way it would fit me correctly!

I am so glad I started Spark - I can't believe it has almost been a year already! It is August! Even though I feel lost sometimes, I know I am on the right path. I feel healthier everyday! Everytime I say NO to bad food and YES to healthy choices, I know I am making the right decisions!

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!
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SABLENESS 8/4/2012 9:57PM

    Isn't it fun? I love "shopping" in my old clothes that now fit! I had a similar swimsuit surprise a few months ago. I hadn't seen 14s in my wardrobe in a very long time. emoticon

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BREFFLES 8/3/2012 9:09PM

    wow that's great!! I love finding old clothes and trying them on again... it's amazing how great it feels when you can slip into something that you haven't worn for a long time! Thanks for sharing emoticon

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MCJULIEO 8/3/2012 8:52PM

    Oh, how FABULOUS! Way to go!

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SCARJOWANNABE 8/3/2012 12:02PM

    That's fantastic! emoticon

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    So happy for you! What a wonderful NSV!

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VJH-W65 8/3/2012 9:18AM

    That is great news !
I purged my closet last winter,
Nothing old is left. sigh
All my faves are gone to someone who needed them more than I did.

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GINGER_BEAR 8/3/2012 9:13AM

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BEESMUM2003 8/3/2012 9:12AM

    That is awesome! What a great feeling. I am so happy for you. Enjoy your weekend!

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Why do I feel like I gave up even though I am still tracking?

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

I am still eating healthy. I still track, read articles & blogs, and try to stay away from "bad" foods. My main drink is still water! But... something is missing. I just feel like I can't push myself to do any more. I want to lose more weight, but I just don't know how to push myself to do it.

Basically, I am maintaining my weight now instead of losing more. I should workout more - I will be more fit, healthier, and then I will lose more weight. For some reason, I just can't make myself do it. In 2 weeks, it will be my one year anniversary here at Spark! I am not gaining weight, but I just feel like I am not letting myself be better. I don't know what to do to fix it.

I have so much stress going on with my life, and I think it is bringing my down. I am not depressed too often, but I get really sad moments. I randomly think to myself: " I should just eat three cheeseburgers". Then I ask myself - why would I do that? I barely eat red meat now. I know I WON'T eat that bad food, but my mind keeps telling me I should. Or my mind keeps telling me to eat more snacks.

I am trying to stay busy so I don't just sit and snack - but something keeps telling me I should. It is almost like I am fighting with myself. I am so happy I made it this far with my weight loss. 72 pounds lost in a year - that is so awesome. But why am I struggling? I wish I could figure out what my problem is so I could fix it!

I think I need to change up my meals more. Maybe if I change what I am eating on a daily basis, it will help me get back into a better mindset. I still need to figure out how to make myself workout more!

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VJH-W65 8/3/2012 9:25AM

    That is so discouraging
An exercise plan needs to be fun and accessable.
Maybe a local buddy? a parkwalk?
This winter I hope to be in better shape for church walking,
Always someone there to chat and walk with.
I pray that you find one that works for you

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MCJULIEO 8/1/2012 12:25PM

    I know the feeling, and am feeling the same thoughts...

Let's hang in there, shall we??

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BEESMUM2003 8/1/2012 12:03PM

    WOW! You have done so amazing! You should be proud. Think of what you have accompolished in your lifestyle changes and not what you still would like to do. Be proud. I agree with what everyone else is saying, maybe it is the stress or maybe it is a longer than usual plateau. I think if you change up your exercise and/or food, you will get the results you want. Just dont be so tough on yourself! You are doing AWESOME!

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KAPELAKIN 7/31/2012 11:01PM

    There is no rule that you have to make progress linearly. You're under stress, it's the dog days of summer. What better time to practice maintenance? Give yourself a pass to maintain for a month or two, and I bet soon enough, you'll be ready to set some new goals and tackle them head on! Last fall I did the same thing, and it was a good mental break. A year is a long time to focus on something, and at some point, we've got to give energy to the other things going on in our lives, too. It's OK to rest on your laurels now and then. You've earned it! emoticon

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THINAGIN2 7/31/2012 8:15PM

    Wow! You have made an amazing leap in a year. Maybe SABLENESS is right, take a rest and just maintain your weight for awhile. Then when you are ready jump back in there and go again. Try changing you exercise routine, add something new, do whatever it takes but you have come to far to let it all go. One thing that I find helps me is that I don't consider any food "bad" if I am wanting something, say chocolate, I have some only not all of it only some of it. My favorite is Snickers so I buy a bag of the littlest ones and keep them in my freezer when I crave one I have one or two no more. That keeps me happy and I have had the bag in the freezer now for 3 months and there's sitll plenty for another 3 months! Hang in there!

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POETLKNG2LOSE 7/31/2012 6:57PM

    Maybe you just need to up your exercise or do something different. Whenever you feel like eating something bad drink some water instead or take a walk. Don't give up. You can do it and finish strong. emoticon

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SABLENESS 7/31/2012 6:38PM

    Maybe your body needs permission to stay at your current weight for awhile before gearing up for more. You've made awesome progress for a year. Don't give up, but do hang in there.

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Happy Monday

Monday, July 30, 2012

I have another headache today - yuck. I wonder if it is from lack of sleep.
I got up at 6am Saturday & Sunday morning. I took a nap, but I still think I needed more sleep! I know I can't "catch up" on sleep, but I should try to get more every night! If that isn't the reason for the headaches, then I really don't know what is causing it. I was sick last weekend, so maybe I never got fully better? Who knows. It could be from a new hair product I got - certain smells really give me headaches. grr

Hopefully this work week isn't too bad. This weekend if my cousin's bridal shower. I am going with my Mom, Aunt, and cousins. We are staying overnight in a hotel & doing something in that area the next day.

I hope everyone has a wonderful week!

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PEPPYPATTI 7/30/2012 5:42PM

    Sorry for your headache. Seems this year is just bad for then with all the allergens in the air. Hope you have a great weekend!

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MCJULIEO 7/30/2012 12:18PM

    Sleep does a body good...

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